Sunday, March 24, 2013

SLP Interview Prep

For the past few years I have been an ASHA S.T.E.P. mentor to aspiring SLP's at the undergraduate and graduate level. Graduate school preparation is a frequently discussed topic. I often get asked to prepare my mentees for upcoming graduate school interviews. Recently, performed a mock interview (via video chat) with my mentee. Below are a list of questions that I used and wanted to share with you all:

  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • If you're not accepted into graduate school, what are your plans?
  • What do you know about our program? 
  • Why did you choose to apply to our program?
  • What other schools are you considering?
  • In what ways have your previous experience prepared you for graduate study in our program?
  • What do you believe your greatest challenge will be if you are accepted into this program?
  • In college, what courses did you enjoy the most? The least? Why?
  • Describe any research project you've worked on.
  • How would your professors describe you?
  • How will you be able to make a contribution to this field?
  • What are your hobbies?
  • Explain a situation in which you had a conflict and how you resolved it. What would you do differently? Why?
  • Describe your greatest accomplishment. 
  • Tell me about your experience in this field. What was challenging? What was your contribution?
  • What are your career goals? How will this program help you achieve your goals?
  • What skills do you bring to the program? 
  • Why should we take you and not someone else?
  • What do you do in your spare time?
My mentee reported that the mock interview helped her  better prepare for the interviews she subsequently had. 

For those who have already been through the interview process, are there any other additional questions you think I should add to my list?

Sunday, March 17, 2013

SLP Spring Fever Blog Hop

Welcome to the SLP Spring Fever Blog Hop

You will get the chance to win prizes and get freebies by touring 12 fantastic blogs.  Here is the lineup:
  1. Figuratively Speeching SLP
  2. Just Wright Speech
  3. Queen's Speech
  4. Putting Words in Your Mouth
  5. Straight Up Speech
  6. The Speech Umbrella
  7. Miss Thrifty SLP
  8. Rae's Speech Spot
  9. Speech2U
  10. Word to the Wise
  11. Let's Talk Speech and Language (ME!)
  12. SLP for Me (Guest Posting on Figuratively Speeching SLP)
One lucky reader will receive a Grand Prize that includes the following:
12 Secondary Winners will receive a goodie basket featuring a Spring-themed activity from each participating blog owner/page owner in the Blog Hop.

Contest Rules:
  • The rules of the contest are simple: You must decode a secret message.
  • In order to complete this task, you will need to visit each of the 12 blogs in the order above and download their freebie(s).  Each blog's freebie will contain a special word that is part of a larger code made up of 12 words.  The special word shown in each freebie will appear in the same consistent "format" or "style" throughout all 12 freebies.
  • When you enter the contest through Giveaway Tools on Figuratively Speeching SLP's blog you will be asked to type in the secret code.
  • The contest will run from Sunday, March 17th, 2013 through Saturday, March 23rd, 2012.
Have fun and enjoy blog hopping with us!  Enjoy reading through the blogs, downloading the freebies, and participating in our Blog Hop!  Good Luck!

My Freebie's to Download:
  • I have two Freebies for download.  Find the "special word" on one of the two following Freebies:
    1.  PDF bundle of my favorite handouts, signs, etc., located here 
    2. Word document bundle of my most popular templates, located here
Next Stop on the Blog Hop:

  • Remember that I am the 11th stop on the Blog Hop. So, if you found your way to this blog post before viewing the first 10 blogs, you should start your quest at Figuratively Speeching SLP
  • Next Stop on the Blog Hop is a post by SLP for Me, who is guest posting at Figuratively Speeching SLP.  Click on the cute little frog below to continue your quest on the Blog Hop:

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